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Thursday 31 December 2015

Progressive Freebie Challenge at Outlawz ...December 2015

This is my first time of joining in with the Outlawz
Progressive Freebie Challenge...

and I left it a little late!
Today is the last day - and although it is almost "Happy New Year"
this is a Christmas card...

When I saw the super image from All Dressed Up 
I just had to enter...

It is Happy Christmas Little Star, coloured with Promarkers.

I printed it with a frame from Dragons Lair and matted it on black card.

 The background paper and elements are also from Dragons Lair and matted on black card.

(Christmas Around the World and Snow Days Mini Themes)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 30 December 2015


Today another challenge starts at Create and Inspire
Our challenge is "anything goes"

This fortnight's sponsor is

I was delighted to be able to use White Christmas Hyper Kid
which I coloured with Promarkers.

I started my twisted easel card with a sparkly white card base matted with a gorgeous Kanban paper. To make the stand I used some mittens and a hat from my stash.

Do go over to Create and Inspire 
and see the other fabulous DT makes.
I look forward to seeing your creations in the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Friday 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!
I hope you are having a lovely Christmas Day!

I want to share three makes with you today...
Over at Creative Fingers we are thanking all this year's sponsors with makes from each one...

I made this Christmas card using  Melonheadz Winter Kidlette freebie,
 coloured with Promarkers.
The card base had a candle shape cut from it and the paper behind it is from Kanban.
The two die cut shapes are cut using Tattered Lace dies.

And this one using SLSLines Beatnik Hipster Snowman, coloured with Promarkers.
This is an easel card starting with a white card blank, matted with DP from my stash. 
I also used some gold textured card and some snowflake embellishments.
The sentiment was also from my stash...

This is also featured on the SLSLINES special Christmas post today.

I also want to remind you of the current Challenge at Left of Center -
 'Anything Goes' and as it is the final one of the year it is running over 2 weeks.

LOC is sponsored by All Dressed Up and SLSLINES for this Challenge!

Today I will show you an SLS make...using SLSLines image 
Whimsical Pirate coloured with Promarkers.

Another easel card starting with a red card base and using lots of scraps for the layers. 
Yo Ho Ho uses letter stickers from my stash and I bought the 3D lifebelts in Abu Dhabi.

Happy Crafting!
and wishing you all the best for 2016...

Wednesday 23 December 2015

The Twelfth Day of Creepmas

I was saddened to hear that Smeared Ink will be shutting up shop on December 31st -
end of an era!!
Here's the Blog List - hope you will hop through and look at all the super makes...

Black Dragon
Airless Chambers
Susan S
Lady Brayton

And yes...I am Jolly Blogging again...

On the twelfth day of Creepmas....

This was my make for the 12th day of Creepmas last year - part of a fat page book - and today I am announcing the winner.
I will be putting my book in the post as soon as possible - so please


email me your address!!

So this is the end of my concertina book...

My final pages are matted with red card and reindeer DP...

The left hand side features two ATCs... the first one I will mention uses Rick St Dennis'
coloured with Promarkers and Ice Stickles.
Behind the image are layers of black and red card - and I added some pearls...

The second one features Christmas Zombie from SLS LINES
again coloured with Promarkers and Ice Stickles.
Behind the image are layers of green and black card.

The right hand side features the Skully Creepmas wreath from Artidoodles,
 again coloured with Promarkers and with added gems...

The sentiment came from Dr Digi.
The final touch was to add a strip of washi and the red snowflakes...

The End!!

Tuesday 22 December 2015


Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#53) is "Santa's Coming"...and this is my midway post...

 Today I have used Hot Santa coloured in with Promarkers and Ice Stickles.

This is an easel card using a white card base to start.
I used sparkly scraps to mat the base and to back the image and easel stand.

The final touch was to add the sentiment...The sentiment came from Dr Digi.

Find Ike's images here

I hope you will join in the Challenge over at Ike's World

Happy Crafting!

Monday 21 December 2015

The Eleventh Day of Creepmas

Here's the Blog List - hope you will hop through and look at all the super makes...

Black Dragon
Airless Chambers
Susan S
Lady Brayton

And yes...I am Jolly Blogging again...

On the eleventh day of Creepmas....

This was my make for the 11th day of Creepmas last year - part of a fat page book - the reason I am showing you this again is because you could win that book here -

...and I want to get some of you singing again!!


On the Eleventh day of Creepmas my true love sent to me...
Eleven Owls Out Hunting,
Ten puzzle pieces,
 Nine Cats Meowing,
Eight Grinning Gargoyles,
Seven Spiders Swinging, (or Spinning)
Six BITES of Jigsaw,
Five Scary Skulls
Four Red Balloons
Three Felt Hats
Two Googly Eyes
And a Raven in a Dead Tree!

This year I am making a concertina book - each day you will see a little more!
 Each page is decorated with creepy, quirky or creepy cute images  including lots of ATCs.
It is almost finished now...

Today's pages have an orange theme - using two sides of an SU Halloween paper I matted the pages with the orange side and layered images from the reverse.

Thinking of the festive season, presents were on my mind - and things with antlers. My niece has just made us this Christmoose...

I made an ATC to add to the right hand side using SLS Lines Nature Girl with Antlers
coloured with Promarkers and matted and layered on the same papers as the base.
 Finally I added a deer embellishment.

I will link this to the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 189

On the right hand side I added an RSD image coloured with Promarkers
 and matted on a DP scrap.

I added some skull and spider stickers to finish.

Today is your last chance to have a chance to win my Creepmas present

Happy hopping!

New Challenge at Crafting From the Heart

Moving on to our next  CHALLENGE  "always anything goes"!!

We have a great sponsor for you... 

The Stamping Boutique

The image I am using is Christmas Mouse

The image was coloured with Promarkers and Stickles before incorporating it in 
(yes, yet another)
 an easel card.

I used DP and gold card from my stash...

I printed the first two lines of that famous Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore
for the easel stand.

Look forward to seeing your makes at Crafting from the Heart!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 19 December 2015

My Favourite Five from 2015 using Little Claire Stamps

I want to show you my favourite 5 makes for LC Designs (Little Claire) this year
and also remind you of the two current Challenges:

We would love to see your makes linked there!!

So how do I choose just 5 favourites??

Well... starting off with just a simple card using Digi Chair Man
I made this for my brother-in-law's Birthday in July - and last I heard it was still on show!
This image for this card was printed in several colours, fussy cut and paper-pieced!
Find more details here

This second slider card uses one of my favourite hedgehog images
Digi Bauble Hedgehog
Here a 'postcard' slides into a sleeve both decorated with DP and the images coloured with Promarkers.

Find more info here

Next I have a special fold using Digi Heart Birds  - a 6 fold card. Find the instructions here
Again the image was coloured with Promarkers and additional die-cuts were used.

My next card is a little easel card using Digi 3 Ships - one of my favourite images!
I actually made this while in Australia in a holiday house   with very limited supplies.
I think it turned out quite well though!
Find more info here

Finally I am showing you this one again - two lovely Christmas cards using
Again I used Promarkers... and scraps!
Find more about it here

Merry Christmas!!